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A public demonstration is planned for Ballina tomorrow (Saturday) as part of the community campaign to retain Ardnaree post office. It is being described as a demonstration of solidarity that will send a clear message to An Post that the community is united in its stand against any attempt to close the facility.
Renowned entertainer Aonghus McAnally recreates the iconic sound of his close friend Christie Hennessy in a touching tribute to one of Ireland’s greatest singer-songwriters.
It just wasn’t to be for Ardnaree in Croke Park on Sunday, the Mayo champions had blitzed their way through the club championship in Mayo and on into Connacht, but on the day they just came up against a better team, despite their best efforts.
Amidst the hugs and backslaps from friends, family and well wishers on the muddied field of battle in Carrick-on-Shannon, the Ardnaree players were enjoying the spoils of their greatest victory to date, but they were firmly looking forward to what lies in wait in two weeks time and one last push on the field, that all things going well will see them go from local hero’s to local legends on the most famous field of them all.
On Sunday in Carrick on Shannon Ardnaree will face into their eighth championship game this season, and when the full time whistle goes, Declan O'Dea's men will have left everything they have on the pitch to make sure there's a ninth one coming up next month in Croke Park.
"If your feet are in the past, you haven't a leg to stand on in the present," said Ardnaree manager Declan O'Dea this week, when speaking to the Mayo Advertiser about his side's upcoming junior championship semi-final against fellow north Mayo men Ardagh. O'Dea is back in charge of Ardnaree this year after a few years' sabbatical from the post. Ardnaree haven't won the junior championship since 1971 and bringing the Pete McDonnell Cup back to home is something that has gone on too long for all those concerned. Ardnaree have lost three finals in recent times going down in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 deciders, and they're back this year for another crack at glory.